I tried doing an internet search for "Tornado" bicycles, made in Italy, circa 1960's era, but I come up completely empty. Maybe someone in this forum can help.
My neighbor, stopped by tonight riding an old road bike he's had for a long time and I looked it over. It seems the company name is "Tornado" with the name on the frame, as well as an ornate metal badge on the front that also says "Tornado" as a sort of emblem. The top tube also had "Amateur", which I imagine was the model name. Another thing I noticed where "Made in Italy" as a sticker on front of the seat tube, near the BB. A big thing that stuck out to me was the cottered cranks, I just don't see those around. It had a Campy "group", which really seemed "antique" looking to me. I mean I just haven't seen anything that looked like that before, I'd maybe imagine 1960's era, but maybe even older. My experience with road bikes has been pretty much '70's and beyond. The wheels were vintage, but somewhat high quality, at least what I might imagine high quality was back then. I read the brand of the wheelset too, but I already forgot. Anyone every heard of "Tornado"?
Style: Road Bike
Frame: Steel, Lugged ("Made in Italy")
Group: Campy (2x6?, I didn't count the cogs.)
Wheel: 27", Aluminum rims?, they seemed pretty decent for the era.
I'm mostly just curious about the company or any other background on this bike. Seeing an "Italian made" bike is somewhat of a novelty these days.